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GUATEMALA - Carmelina Matias Espresso (Washed)
GUATEMALA - Carmelina Matias Espresso (Washed)
GUATEMALA - Carmelina Matias Espresso (Washed)

GUATEMALA - Carmelina Matias Espresso (Washed)

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Guatemala - Carmelina Matias Espresso 250g

Another fantastic coffee from the ASDEFLOR producers group. Caremelina's washed field blend delivers a warming and easy drinking espresso that plays very well with milk. In the cup, we find maple candy, bright green apple, pecan and dried fig.

Producer: Carmelina Matias
Region: Todos Santos, Huehuetenango
Altitude: 1600-1800masl
Variety: Field Blend
Process: Washed

Carmelina Matias

Carmelina is the partner to the ASDEFLOR's leader, Don Cruz Perez, and she is an important part of the group’s collective and solidarity-focused force. She inherited coffee parcels from her parents which she gave over to her husband to be farmed together with his parcels. The couple work closely together and have overcome difficult obstacles that
life has thrown at them. Their small parcels of Caturra, Pache, Bourbon and Catuaí sit between1600 and 1800 masl. They process their coffee at the Association’s wet-mill, fermenting without water and drying partially on raised beds and partially on the patio.


Huehuetenango is the highest growing region in Guatemala and is one of only three non-volcanic soil regions in the country. Its clay soils and heavy rainfall make it an ideal environment for high-quality coffee production.


A natural mutation of Bourbon, originally discovered in Brazil in the early 20th century; Caturra derives its name from the Guarani word for “small,” a reference to its diminutive stature that results from a single-gene mutation causing dwarfism. It was this small size- allowing for more trees to be planted closer together- that led to mass selections of Caturra being made by the Instituto Agronomico (IAC) of Sao Paulo State in Campinas in the 1930’s. Caturra then made its way to Guatemala during the 1940’s and then was widely adopted in the 1970’s by the rest of Central America, where it is now one of the most economically important varieties. At high altitudes Caturra has strong quality and yield potential but unfortunately, is quite susceptible to disease.



Carmelina processes her coffee at ASDEFLOR's wet-mill. The coffee is de-pulped, dry-fermented and then dried in phases on raised beds and then the patio.